Human Nutrition

Dietetic Internship

Early Acceptance Option Application Checklist

Application materials for early acceptance may be submitted in the fall; contact the internship director, Mrs. Nielsen, for application details in the Department of Human Nutrition, 302 Dalton Hall. For more information about this option please visit the Early Acceptance/Pre-select Option page.

**Updated application requirements will be posted on this website in August.

The completed application packet for the early acceptance/pre-select option must include:



Justification with specified information

Provide a typed, concise justification requesting consideration for early acceptance based on a list of the specific volunteer or work activities which have contributed to your readiness as a self-directed learner, along with a list of your minimum 40 hours of dietetic-related experience (work or volunteer experience for which you did not receive academic credit). This additional minimum 40 hours is above the 100 required hours in NUTR 490, which should be completed prior to applying for early admission. See more details on the Early Acceptance Option page.

Completed Dept of Human Nutrition Application Form

Schedule an appointment with the Internship Director early in the academic year to obtain the Early Acceptance/Pre-select application form.

DPD Verification Statement from WU or Intent to Complete Statement

Official form with DPD director's signature in blue ink; intent to complete acceptable. Contact the DPD director at Winthrop, Dr. Wanda Koszewski ( during fall or spring semesters. DPD coursework must be completed by May graduation prior to the internship starting date in the fall. Note that no more than 15 hours of DPD credit is to remain in the spring semester prior to the start of the internship in August.

Official transcripts

Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended in sealed envelopes and placed in the application packet. These may be sent directly to the DI Director.

3 References

Applicants must request that referees provide the reference in a signature-sealed envelope so it can be submitted with the application packet. Note that full-time faculty in the Department of Human Nutrition do not serve as references for the WU internship. See more details on the Early Acceptance Option page.

GRE scores and Grade Point Average (GPA)

Note that the minimum GRE for the Internship is higher than the one for the WU Graduate School. Combined minimum GRE score of 295. Documentation by either of the following is acceptable: a copy in current WU graduate file or a photocopy of original scores included with the application packet. Minimum GPA of 3.4 in DPD coursework is required.  Graduate students taking DPD coursework must also have completed at least 15 credit hours of graduate work with a minimum of a 3.5 GPA in such work.

Application to the WU Graduate School and Early Acceptance Option

Acceptance to the Graduate School does not provide automatic acceptance to the Dietetic Internship: the Internship is a separate application process. Once an applicant is notified of acceptance into this Early Acceptance/Pre-select option, application must be made to the WU Graduate School - Certificate Dietetic Internship. Acceptance to the DI Program is binding.

More information is available on the Early Acceptance/Pre-select Option page on this website.
Additional questions about early acceptance should be directed to the DI Director.